The Art of Deception is Available Again

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Postby Guest » 11/26/04 09:35 AM

In 1997, I published The Art of Deception The Affinity between Conjuring and Art. The 407-page, hardbound book was a limited edition of 500 signed and numbered copies. It quickly went out of print. The book has never been reprinted, and probably never will be, because the production costs would be too great. Many people still ask for the book so I developed an electronic version of the book.

The Art of Deception originally sold for $110.00. Now you can have the e-book for a fraction of the original price only $30.00 postpaid anywhere in the USA (e-mail me for other postage rates). As a BONUS, an errata page and 5-page addendum is also included in this e-book version that works on MAC or PC.

The book contains hundreds of illustrations, with many of them in full color. It is a tribute to the men and women artists who have played a vital role in the world of magic. Past and present illustrators, early images of the conjuror, the magic of lithography, conjurings comic book connection, catalog illustrators, magics influence on the fine arts, and much more are represented in this glorious tome.

This book is a class act. Get yours immediately or hate yourself forever.
Mike Close MAGIC magazine. July 1997.

To order your copies send $30.00 (personal check or money order) to:
AURORA, IL 60506

Postby Michael Edwards » 11/26/04 09:51 AM


Is it possible for those of us who purchased the original hardcover version to get the errata page?

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Postby magicam » 11/29/04 02:27 PM

I second Michael's request, Chuck! (I purchased for the deluxe and trade issues of your book). Glad you put the book out on CD. Is it text searchable? Clay Shevlin
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Postby Guest » 11/30/04 05:52 PM

Hi Clay,

I'll send you a copy via e-mail. I'd be happy to send the errata and addendum via e-mail to anyone who bought the book when it first came out.

Best Regards,

Postby Guest » 11/30/04 05:55 PM

Sorry, I didn't answer the searchable text question. The text is not searchable, but the complete index is included on the CD.

Postby magicam » 12/02/04 01:45 PM

Chuck: many thanks for the supplement received by e-mail. A very nice gesture to purchasers of your book! Clay
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